About CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the premier investigating agency of India. Operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions(India), Originally set up to investigate bribery and governmental corruption, in 1965 it received expanded jurisdiction to investigate breaches of central laws enforceable by the Government of India, multi-state organised crime, multi-agency or international cases. The agency has been known to investigate several economic crimes, special crimes, cases of corruption and other cases. CBI is exempted from the provisions of the Right to Information Act. CBI is India's officially designated single point of contact for liaison with the Interpol. The CBI headquarter is located in CGO Complex, near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Three Ways To Join CBI

  • Group A Officer - If a person is aspiring to become a Group A Officer in CBI, then one has to clear the Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) and become an IPS Officer, then only he/she can get a Group A Officer Post in CBI.
  • Sub - Inspector (SI)If one has a dream to become a Sub-Inspector in CBI, then one must go through SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) examination. SSC CGL has four stages (Tier - I, II, III, IV), after passing all of the 4 stages one can become a SI in CBI.
  • Deputation BasisIf you're in police department, then also you can become a CBI Officer. CBI recruits various retired police officers of Inspector rank for posts like Consultants in CBI.

Eligibility For SSC CGL

  1. Educational qualificationFor appearing in SSC CGL examination, one must have a Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University and final year students whose result is pending can also appear in examination.
  2. Age limitGeneral- 20-30 years (Relaxation- 3 years for OBC & 5 years for SC/ ST)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

  • Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV

Tier I Exam Scheme

Subjects

NO. of questions

maximum marks

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25 

50

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Comprehension

25

50

Total

100

200

Tier II Exam Scheme

Subjects

NO. of questions

maximum marks

Paper 1 - Quantitative Ability

100

200

Paper 2 - English Language & Comprehension

200

200

Paper 3 - Statistics

100

200

Paper 4 - General Studies (Finance & Economics)

100

200

Tier III Exam Scheme

Subjects

Total Marks

time

Descriptive Paper In English/ Hindi (Written Examination)

100

60 Minutes

Tier IV Exam Scheme

SSC CGL Tier IV contains a Computer Skill Test. 

  • DEST - In this test, candidates have to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer. 
  • CPT - In this test, candidate's proficiency is checked in word Processing, Spreadsheets & Generation of Slides.

CBI SI Pay Scale

  • The pay scale for Sub Inspector in CBI is Rs. 93,00 - 34,800 + Rs. 42,00 Grade Pay.

Faqs

what is THE age limit for ssc cgl examination ?

Age limit for SSC CGL examination is 20 - 30 years for general , 20 - 33 years for OBC & 20 - 35 years for SC/ST.

how to become si in cbi ?

If a candidate aspires to become SI in CBI, he has to clear the 4 stages of SSC CGL examination.

WHAT IS THE PAY SCALE FOR si in cbi ?

Pay scale for SI in CBI is 9300 - 34,800 + 4200 Grade Pay (Around 40,000/- p.m.)

what is minimum educational qualification for ssc cgl examination ?

A candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree to become eligible for SSC CGL examination.